On Sunday August 12th from 12-4pm, Slow Food Austin will host the 2nd Annual Quiz Bowl at The Highball. This trivia style contest (think game show) is not for the faint of heart. Teams comprised of local food celebrities and food hot shots, will compete for the honor of being the official "Food Geeks" of Austin. 2011 Slow Food Austin's Quiz Bowl winners, Barley Swine, are out to defend their title against returning finalist, Whole Foods Market and new competitors including Pioneer Wine Company, Bread and Butter PR & Olive & June.
The fast-paced, ruthless, all-in-good-fun, competition will feature questions developed by Addie Broyles of the Austin American-Statesman, Slow Food Austin's very own Valerie Broussard of the W Austin and several other field experts. Our teams will need to know their stuff about food history, cheese, food pop culture, beer and spirits, food artisanry, and foodie trends. You're bound to learn something interesting whether you are playing or watching.
While you're enjoying the atmosphere of the Highball and the excitement of the Quiz Bowl, you can taste delicious delights from local "slow" restaurants and artisans along with happy-hour-priced "slow" drinks from the bar. It gets better! We will also host a Texas style half-time show when Bryan Butler of Salt & Time will dress a pig and we'll have a not-to-be-missed live auction for the cuts of meat. Yes, we said a live auction for meat!
$25 entry gets you in the door including the restaurant nibbles, happy hour priced drinks, and the most fun you'll have all summer. We will also have a grand door prize and a variety of Slow Food Approved raffle items. Buy your admission tickets early and you get 5 free raffle tickets at the door.
What could be better on a hot August afternoon in Texas than to be at the trendy Highball enjoying a little healthy competition with friends and food? Come meet some of the most amazing people in your food community- chefs, experts, visionaries, trend-setters, and treasures. We want to honor the people who make our food community great by hosting an event that can make you laugh while you are doing the serious work of eating, learning, and showing your support for the local food system.
*A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Slow Food Austin Programming and one very lucky local food charity!
Bryan Butler and Salt & Time: http://www.saltandtime.com/
George L. Vaught, Auctioneer: http://www.auctionzip.com/TX-Auctioneers/91928.html
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Megan@slowfoodaustin.org
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